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A 12” tortilla with hashbrowns, cheddar cheese, roasted peppers, chopped bacon and sausage, onions, jalapenos, and avocado grilled, crispy and served with chipotle sour cream and plantains.
Slim Goodies’ Cat 5 breakfast burrito.
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Where to Find Delicious Breakfast Tacos and Burritos in New Orleans

Because a tortilla with egg, cheese, potato, and chorizo is the best way to the start the day

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Slim Goodies’ Cat 5 breakfast burrito.
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When it comes to breakfast in burrito or taco form, New Orleans is not, for instance, Austin. However, these Southwest-Tex-Mex bundles of morning joy — often involving a tortilla, egg, cheese, potato, and chorizo — are well-represented in the Crescent City. From light weekday options to hearty hangover cures, here are twelve delightful breakfast burritos and tacos to be enjoyed right now in New Orleans.

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1. Pagoda Café

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1430 N Dorgenois St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 644-4178
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Pagoda Cafe is a citywide destination for breakfast tacos, serving four excellent options made with potatoes, egg, and cheese on a Mawi tortilla — with either house-refried beans, bacon, turkey bacon, or tofu — and served with green hot sauce.

2. Taqueria Guerrero

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208 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 484-6959
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Without a doubt one of the city’s best spots for homey Mexican specialties, this Mid City outpost has excellent, extensive breakfast options, including four types of breakfast burritos. It also opens at 9 a.m. and serves breakfast all day, so it’s a great spot for a hangover cure (get the menudo as well) after a long night out.

3. Wakin' Bakin' (Multiple Locations)

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4408 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 252-0343
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Cozy Mid City charmer Wakin’ Bakin’ (now with locations in the Quarter and Uptown) cranks out incredible breakfast options, including a breakfast burrito with three eggs and cheddar in a flour tortilla served with salsa, sour cream, and a slew of optional additions. Try it smothered in gravy and you won’t regret it.

Wakin Bakin’s breakfast burrito
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4. Ideal Market #2

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250 S Broad Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-8861
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The kitchens at Ideal Market are not to be overlooked, especially the Broad Street location, and especially when it comes to breakfast. Excellent breakfast tacos and baleadas on the go, served until 9 a.m.

5. Satsuma Cafe

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3218 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 304-5962
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A favorite for breakfast and lunch meetups as well as all-day dwellers, Satsuma’s fresh fare leans on vegetables, but also includes plenty of hearty classics, like the green eggs and ham breakfast sandwich or the BLT, which comes with avocado mash, goat cheese, and arugula in addition to the usual. The breakfast burrito, which can also be made vegan, contains breakfast potatoes, roasted poblanos, creamy black beans, cheddar scrambled eggs (or tofu), and avocado mash. It’s also served all day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

6. Loya's Mexican Restaurant

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3102 Fern St
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 354-2497
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Loya’s is a family-owned Mexican spot that opened during the pandemic, an awesome spot for delicious classics like tostadas, pozole, menudo, as well as fresh, modern dishes like aguachile, quesabirria, and cauliflower tacos. There’s a breakfast menu as well, including a burrito: scrambled eggs with bacon or chorizo topped with red sauce and sour cream and served with refried beans and roasted potatoes.

7. El Pavo Real

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4401 S Broad Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 266-2022
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This Broadmoor gem serves top-notch Mexican specialties for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. In addition to a breakfast burrito with carnitas, potato, egg, pintos, cheese, salsa ranchera, crema, and pico; El Pavo serves breakfast tacos Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., for $2 a pop.

El Pavo Real.
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8. Bearcat CBD

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845 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 766-7399
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It should come as no surprise that Bearcat’s wide-ranging menu includes a section for breakfast burritos, ranging from a classic Southwest style wrap with black beans and bacon to versions featuring skirt steak, Gulf shrimp, or mushrooms and Boursin as the star. The longtime locals favorite offers vegan, gluten-free, and keto breakfast burritos on the menu, too. Available at the downtown location only.

Bearcat’s breakfast club burrito with eggs, bacon roasted tomato, avocado, and cheese.
Bearcat CBD

9. The Kolache Kitchen (Multiple Locations)

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4701 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 218-5341
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Baton-Rouge based Kolache Kitchen now has two locations in New Orleans, Uptown and in the CBD. And while it’s of course known for its Texan-friendly, sweet and savory kolaches, it’s almost as loved for breakfast tacos. Open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

10. HiVolt

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1829 Sophie Wright Pl
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 324-8818
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LGD corner coffee house HiVolt serves a classic breakfast burrito: scrambled egg, potato, sour cream, salsa, avocado, cheddar cheese, and bacon on flour tortilla. Order online or enjoy with a coffee onsite daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HiVolt’s breakfast burrito
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11. Slim Goodies Diner

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3322 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-3447
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Magazine Street’s classic breakfast diner serves a hefty breakfast burrito, called the Cat 5: A 12” tortilla with hashbrowns, cheddar cheese, roasted peppers, chopped bacon and sausage, onions, jalapenos, and avocado, grilled crispy and served with chipotle sour cream and plantains.

12. Mawi NOLA

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5050 W Esplanade Ave c
Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 644-2624
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Mawi is some of Metairie’s finest indeed, now a destination for breakfast and lunch in addition to its regionally-famous tortillas. For breakfast (served 7 to 10:30 a.m.), daily specials abound, and include breakfast burritos, baleadas, and tacos, in addition to its set menu. Of course it’d be wise to stock up on Mawi chips and tortillas while there, don’t miss the desserts either. Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; check social media for specials.

1. Pagoda Café

1430 N Dorgenois St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Pagoda Cafe is a citywide destination for breakfast tacos, serving four excellent options made with potatoes, egg, and cheese on a Mawi tortilla — with either house-refried beans, bacon, turkey bacon, or tofu — and served with green hot sauce.

1430 N Dorgenois St
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. Taqueria Guerrero

208 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

Without a doubt one of the city’s best spots for homey Mexican specialties, this Mid City outpost has excellent, extensive breakfast options, including four types of breakfast burritos. It also opens at 9 a.m. and serves breakfast all day, so it’s a great spot for a hangover cure (get the menudo as well) after a long night out.

208 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Wakin' Bakin' (Multiple Locations)

4408 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119
Wakin Bakin’s breakfast burrito
Wakin’ Bakin’/Facebook

Cozy Mid City charmer Wakin’ Bakin’ (now with locations in the Quarter and Uptown) cranks out incredible breakfast options, including a breakfast burrito with three eggs and cheddar in a flour tortilla served with salsa, sour cream, and a slew of optional additions. Try it smothered in gravy and you won’t regret it.

4408 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

4. Ideal Market #2

250 S Broad Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

The kitchens at Ideal Market are not to be overlooked, especially the Broad Street location, and especially when it comes to breakfast. Excellent breakfast tacos and baleadas on the go, served until 9 a.m.

250 S Broad Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. Satsuma Cafe

3218 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117

A favorite for breakfast and lunch meetups as well as all-day dwellers, Satsuma’s fresh fare leans on vegetables, but also includes plenty of hearty classics, like the green eggs and ham breakfast sandwich or the BLT, which comes with avocado mash, goat cheese, and arugula in addition to the usual. The breakfast burrito, which can also be made vegan, contains breakfast potatoes, roasted poblanos, creamy black beans, cheddar scrambled eggs (or tofu), and avocado mash. It’s also served all day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

3218 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70117

6. Loya's Mexican Restaurant

3102 Fern St, New Orleans, LA 70125

Loya’s is a family-owned Mexican spot that opened during the pandemic, an awesome spot for delicious classics like tostadas, pozole, menudo, as well as fresh, modern dishes like aguachile, quesabirria, and cauliflower tacos. There’s a breakfast menu as well, including a burrito: scrambled eggs with bacon or chorizo topped with red sauce and sour cream and served with refried beans and roasted potatoes.

3102 Fern St
New Orleans, LA 70125

7. El Pavo Real

4401 S Broad Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125
El Pavo Real.
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

This Broadmoor gem serves top-notch Mexican specialties for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. In addition to a breakfast burrito with carnitas, potato, egg, pintos, cheese, salsa ranchera, crema, and pico; El Pavo serves breakfast tacos Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., for $2 a pop.

4401 S Broad Ave
New Orleans, LA 70125

8. Bearcat CBD

845 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Bearcat’s breakfast club burrito with eggs, bacon roasted tomato, avocado, and cheese.
Bearcat CBD

It should come as no surprise that Bearcat’s wide-ranging menu includes a section for breakfast burritos, ranging from a classic Southwest style wrap with black beans and bacon to versions featuring skirt steak, Gulf shrimp, or mushrooms and Boursin as the star. The longtime locals favorite offers vegan, gluten-free, and keto breakfast burritos on the menu, too. Available at the downtown location only.

845 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. The Kolache Kitchen (Multiple Locations)

4701 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Baton-Rouge based Kolache Kitchen now has two locations in New Orleans, Uptown and in the CBD. And while it’s of course known for its Texan-friendly, sweet and savory kolaches, it’s almost as loved for breakfast tacos. Open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

4701 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

10. HiVolt

1829 Sophie Wright Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130
HiVolt’s breakfast burrito
HiVolt/Official

LGD corner coffee house HiVolt serves a classic breakfast burrito: scrambled egg, potato, sour cream, salsa, avocado, cheddar cheese, and bacon on flour tortilla. Order online or enjoy with a coffee onsite daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1829 Sophie Wright Pl
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Slim Goodies Diner

3322 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Magazine Street’s classic breakfast diner serves a hefty breakfast burrito, called the Cat 5: A 12” tortilla with hashbrowns, cheddar cheese, roasted peppers, chopped bacon and sausage, onions, jalapenos, and avocado, grilled crispy and served with chipotle sour cream and plantains.

3322 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

12. Mawi NOLA

5050 W Esplanade Ave c, Metairie, LA 70006

Mawi is some of Metairie’s finest indeed, now a destination for breakfast and lunch in addition to its regionally-famous tortillas. For breakfast (served 7 to 10:30 a.m.), daily specials abound, and include breakfast burritos, baleadas, and tacos, in addition to its set menu. Of course it’d be wise to stock up on Mawi chips and tortillas while there, don’t miss the desserts either. Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; check social media for specials.

5050 W Esplanade Ave c
Metairie, LA 70006

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